KT Wiz vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 8/21/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: KT Wiz vs Lotte Giants
Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: KT (-150) Lotte (+130)
Jun-won Seo and the Lotte Giants (38-46, 8th in KBO) host the KT Wiz (49-33, 1st in KBO) at Sajik Baseball Stadium on Saturday. The Giants open this game at +130 while the Wiz are priced at -150. The over/under is set at 10.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Young-pyo Ko and Jun-won Seo.
The Wiz have tallied 133 doubles as a squad and have hit 67 balls out of the stadium. KT has a slugging % of .393 and have struck out 606 times, while getting the free base on 388 occasions. As a unit, the KT Wiz are putting up 5.4 runs per game, which has them sitting at 2nd in the league. They have accumulated 414 runs batted in as well as 752 hits this season, while their average at the plate is .269. They have a total of 446 runs and have an on-base percentage of .364.
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Jeong-dae Bae is a batter who should impact this game for KT. In his career, Bae has hit 19 balls out of the park while driving in 120 runs. In his time in the Majors, he came to bat 1,180 times and came through with a base base hit 268 times. Bae has hit .260 for his time in baseball, with 172 runs scored and an OPS of .711. He has recorded a slugging percentage of .368 in addition to racking up 379 bases. He has fanned 274 times and has gotten a free base on 120 at-bats, contributing to a .343 on-base percentage.
The KT Wiz have earned a total of 2,200 putouts this year, in addition to 851 assists and 64 errors. Their fielding rate is at .979 which is 8th in the league and have a total of 78 double plays. The Wiz have swiped 52 bases and have been caught 15 times, which tells us their caught stealing rate is 22.4%.
They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.96 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.38. Wiz pitchers have allowed 56 home runs and 377 runs (9th in KBO). KT has given up 693 base knocks (8.5 per 9 innings) and also 335 earned runs. The Wiz are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.11 on the campaign (3rd in baseball), and they have rung up 624 batters.
Ko (26-33 career mark) sits with a FIP of 5.45 while he has faced 2,130 opposing batters in baseball. He has conceded 559 hits (10.3 hits per 9 innings) with 97 walks. His earned run average is 5.02 (273 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.342. Ko has taken the ball for 489 frames and has earned 446 punch outs in his pro baseball career.
The Giants hold a team SLG% of .394 and they are recording 5.12 runs per game (7th in KBO). They have put up 146 doubles, while taking a walk 366 times and earning 435 runs. Lotte has hit 70 long balls over the course of the season and 420 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 596 occasions (5th in the league) and are sitting with 808 hits. The Lotte Giants hold an on-base percentage of .354 and a team batting average of .272 so far this year.
Hoon Chung is a hitter who should impact this game for Lotte. Chung has drawn a free base 344 times while going down on strikes on 657 plate appearances. He has recorded 491 runs in addition to having earned 383 RBIs. His on-base percentage comes in at .362 and he has a lifetime OPS of .757. He has hit the long ball 56 times, with 1,211 total bases and also a .395 slugging percentage. For the 3,064 at-bats in his pro career, Chung has an average at the plate of .279 with 854 base hits.
Out of their 97 attempts at getting a steal, they have been successful 67 times and been caught 30 times (30.9% caught stealing percentage). The Lotte Giants have turned 75 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (2nd in the league). The Giants have 814 assists, 52 errors and have earned 2,259 putouts on the campaign.
The Giants are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.542 with a FIP of 5.74 as a staff over the course of the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.64 (615 strikeouts against 376 free passes). They are currently ranked 1st in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 785. They have yielded 84 dingers and they surrender 5.74 runs per 9 innings (10th in baseball). The Lotte pitching staff have conceded 480 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 5.34 (447 earned runs surrendered).
During his career, Seo has given up 280 hits and he has 138 K's in 233 frames. He has surrendered a total of 143 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.583 and having a FIP of 5.9. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.53 and he has faced 1,059 hitters during his pro baseball career. Seo (11-17 career record) has a 5.51 earned run average and has given up 10.8 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Lotte (+130)
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